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GRECC staff

Meet our Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center staff.

Meet our researchers

Karen Hsiao Ashe, MD, PhD

Research Health Scientist
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center,
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Howard Fink, MD, MPH

Director
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Laura Hemmy, PhD

Neuropsychologist
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Catherine Kotz, PhD

Associate Director, Research
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Kelvin O. Lim, MD

Researcher
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

J. Riley McCarten, MD

Associate Director, Clinical 
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Margaret A. Miller, MA CCC-SLP

Clinic Coordinator
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Edward R. Ratner, MD

Associate Director, Education 
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

 Adriana Seelye, PhD

Researcher
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Kerry Sheets, MD

Internist; CCDOR Health Services Research Fellow 
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Jamie Starks, MD

Behavioral Neurologist 
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Shauna Yuan, MD

Neurologist 
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Meet our administrative staff

Ann Bolan

Administrative Officer (AO); Delegated Federal Officer (DFO); GRECC Advisory Subcommittee (GAS) 
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Kristi Fonseca

Advanced MSA 
Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center
Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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